Bishop Kortu Brown Hails President’s 6-County Tour – Says It Will Serve As ‘Way Forward’ for Nat’l Dev.
The President of Inter-Religious Council of Liberia (IRCL) Bishop Kortu K. Brown has hailed President George M. Weah’s decision to tour six of the 15 counties in Liberia which has taken him to Bong, Nimba Grand Gedeh, River Gee, Maryland, and Grand Kru Counties respectively.
Speaking at his Brewerville’s residence over the weekend, the IRCL President disclosed that the decision by President Weah to visit counties around the country is welcoming as it has the potential of giving clearer pictures and answers to the realities of the situations in rural and rural-urban Liberia. Bishop Brown also stated that the tour demonstrates representation of the people.
“The six-county tour is encouraging; it will give the right answers to the problem faced by the people. And the tour also demonstrates representation” he stated.
Bishop Brown who is also the President of the Liberia Council of Churches (LCC) further stated that the trip will also bring about finding easy solutions to the problems as it affords the President the opportunity to interact with the elders and ordinary people as well as local officials in the counties through varieties of meetings at varying levels.
The IRCL President also mentioned that the tour will provide and bring to the fore a specific need of each of the counties, something he said will promote quick development.
“The President will have an idea of the people’s most important need in a particular county, and that’s an easy way to quick development” he averred.
Making this disclosure, Inter-Religious Council President highlighted the Bong County Technical College (BCTC) he said has flagged the concerns of the people in that part of the region, saying that President Weah should take the responsibility in addressing the concerns surrounding the county’s Technical College.
“The People of Bong County have complained over their technical college for over 10 years, hope the President will muster the courage to address their concerns” he lamented.
According to Bishop Brown the tour won’t answer the problems without action(s), something he stated will turnout being political. Bishop Brown also noted that if the issues gathered from the tour are addressed, it will demonstrate responsible leadership.
The president of the Inter-Religious Council of Liberia has however cautioned President Weah to prioritize primary education and food security as part of his tour. Reports By: William U.B. Lloyd Jr.